Psychological Experience

Dr. Richard Newman, Ph.D.

I'm a licensed psychologist (PSY#14600).  My training and experience involve clinical, developmental, and educational psychology.  I've worked with adults, children, and adolescents. Over 30 years of experience give me a broad perspective on how individuals cope---sometimes successfully but oftentimes unsuccessfully---with diverse social, emotional, and educational challenges and difficulties. 

In my therapy practice, I typically help adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Many of my clients are dealing with stressful relationships with a spouse or ex-spouse, and many come to me for help because of parenting difficulties. The children and adolescents with whom I work also suffer from depression, anxiety, and symptoms of OCD. Some are also dealing with learning difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, parents divorcing, friends abandoning them, and the world of social media enveloping them.

I work from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  And, whenever it's helpful, I try to infuse into our work the practice of mindfulness.

My educational background includes:

My professional background has included teaching and research:

  • Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside (1986 - 2009 to present)
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin, Germany (1985 to 1986)
  • Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology, State University of New York, Stony Brook (1982 to 1985)

Publications, conference presentations, workshops, and talks to parent groups have involved the following topics

  • Adaptive and maladaptive ways of coping with stress
  • Motivational problems, low self-esteem and poor self-perceptions of ability
  • Learning disabilities in children
  • Bullying and peer harassment
  • Why individuals are reluctant to seek help 

Note: Some of these topics are covered in my Blog! 

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